More New Designers & Producers


It’s really not long until the next Handmade Market on 17 & 18 March 2018. At the market, we will have some established favourites, but in among them, an unprecedented number of newcomers who are really mixing it up in March. With new stallholders in all categories, our curated market looks incredibly fresh. Have a look at all of the wonderful designers and producers in our online DIRECTORY and head to the new designers area to see over 70 new Australian small businesses. Here is another taste of what you can expect to see.

New kids, clockwise from top left: The Soapstress, Luna Gallery, Marlo and the Sailor, Lillebeart, benconservato, Rainbow Nourishments, Hell Wench, Nellie’s Cafe & Bar.

Let’s start with a little indulgence. Gorgeous plant based soaps and skin products from The Soapstress  are as nature intended. Using ethically and sustainably produced plant oils that are known for their skin nourishing qualities, these beautiful products make a great gift, or a treat for you.

Indulging a little bit more, you need to have a look at Rainbow Nourishments, a boutique raw vegan cake business based in Canberra. The  raw cheesecakes, slices, bliss balls and other decadent treats are made from wholefood ingredients, but look wickedly bad for you – so you can’t lose! The Sicilian Biscuit Company is the result of a failed search for a taste of Sicily close to home. Recently set up by three Canberra lads, the SBC handcrafts delicious ‘pasticcini’ in a variety of flavours to accompany your coffee. Try their latest collaboration with The Canberra Distillery, using a dash of coffee liqueur – heavenly.

On your travels around the market, you’ll need a stop for your caffeine fix, so head to the classy and stylish caravan cafe that is Nellies Cafe & Bar (Cafe by day, bar by night) – the perfect accompaniment to your biscuit purchases!

Still on food, it would be a shame not to stock up on larder staple, olive oil, by La Barre Olives. With its roots in rural France, they have combined the rich French tradition with the excellence of local produce to create a something rather special.

OK, so it’s time for some Australian design. If you like your accessories unique, head to Lillebeart which mimics, recreates, encapsulates, and re-imagines botanical specimens into jewellery, wearable art pieces and practical everyday homewares to bring us closer to nature. Or try something on by mother and daughter design team, Marlo & The Sailor. Affordable laser cut acrylic and bamboo jewellery for all ages make up the range designed by Ang and Sikha, and they are proud to donate part of their proceeds back to Sikha’s orphanage in India.

Hailing from Melbourne, Luna Gallery creates individual knitted blankets, throws, lifestyle garments, baby blankets & accessories – using only the finest natural yarns for feel, function, style & sustainability. You’ll love their Australian superfine Merino wool as much as they do.

Newcastle based Hell Wench likes to make things that are “a little wild”. Have a look at the ceramics, which have an organic feel, ensuring that  no two are the same. If you’re up for a little more homewares fun, head to benconservato for articulated and hand-painted creatures and smaller 2D artworks. They all have their own personality so are numbered.

Still can’t make your mind up? We’ll be focusing on more new and established designers and producers over on our social media channels and here in Handmade Style until the market on 17 & 18 March. Put the dates in your calendars and we’ll continue to help you with your shopping lists!